i missed this last week.
i was in nashville, on funness – which is my wordjam for business that turned into a lot of fun. if we were really having coffee today i’d have to tell you allllll about it.
you should get a drink first. it’s a lot to take in.
i might drink some tea today – i tried a new one with jasmine at a favorite haunt – the frothy monkey – and fell in love. but you order what you like. no judgement here.
i’d start with the fun stuff. the restaurants. the friends. the sister-on-the-couch-skyping-with-mom time. eight days in my five-year home felt like a vacation for all my senses. especially the tastebuds. nashville is spoiled with deliciousness.
never been? take my recommendations: rosepepper for mexican, pm for sushi, bongo for coffee and breakfast goodness, pie in the sky for pizza, cabana for drinks, jacksons for cookie-dough eggrolls *i know!*, fido for sandwiches, satco for chips, cheese, and porch time, and i could go on . . .
i would exhaust you with the details. with the filling up on the lovely friends we left there. then i would let you in on a little secret:
i was ready to come home.
there is so much there i love and miss and want to bottle up for a swig every day at noon – but it’s just so much. i cherish the stillness of our new life here. the simplicity of knowing only a handful of people and being able to see them frequently. i am obsessed with the freedom i have to cook and spend evenings at home. here i don’t have to turn down invitations from people i love to be with person i love. it’s just nice.
all that to say – – – nashville was wonderful, and so is home.
more on the big news of the week (cough, new job, cough). but for now, i’ve got work to do and want to rest in the homeness of here.